Cream Cheese Lemon Bars With Kit Kat Crust Recipe
For the crust:
5 (1 1/2-oz.) Kit Kat bars
For the filling:
8 oz. cream cheese
2 C. powdered sugar
2 T. fresh lemon juice
1 t. lemon extract
Zest from one small lemon, about 1 1/2 t.
For the topping:
1/3 C. all-purpose flour
1/3 C. granulated sugar
1/2 t. lemon extract
2 T. butter, room temperature
To prepare the crust:
Preheat oven to 400°F. In a food processor, finely chop the Kit Kats. Spread
evenly in an 8-by-8-inch pan, pressing lightly. Bake for 5 minutes.
To prepare the filling:
Meanwhile, in a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until
creamy. Add powdered sugar and egg and beat until smooth, scraping down the
sides of the bowl. Add lemon juice, extract and lemon zest and mix well. Pour
filling evenly over the warm crust.
In a medium bowl or food processor, combine the flour, sugar, lemon extract and
butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over the filling. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or
until topping is lightly browned. Cool completely, then cut into squares.
Makes 25 servings.